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Dental veneers are custom-designed covers for teeth used for whitening or damage repair.

Veneers Side Effects

The removal of enamel may temporarily make teeth more sensitive to hot and cold food and drink. Poorly placed veneers may leave you with a toothy smile. In addition, veneers, if badly placed against the gums, can cause gums to become inflamed and tender.

Who shouldn't use it: Once veneers are placed atop the original tooth, the procedure is not reversible. While veneers can correct some crookedness or sensitivity in teeth, they are not the best treatment for broken teeth.

While durable, veneers are not immune to breaking, so if you grind or clench, the life of your veneers may be shortened

Drawbacks: Each dental veneer costs about as much as a designer purse, and once tacked on to your teeth, they are permanent and irreversible. Chipped veneers can be repaired, but badly damaged veneers must be replaced.

Recovery Time For Veneers

Your teeth may be sensitive to hot and cold food and drink for about a week.

After care for veneers: Practicing good oral habits, like brushing twice a day and flossing, can help to preserve the life of your veneers (and any other natural teeth). Schedule professional cleaning three times a year, as even well-fitted veneers can trap plaque beneath them.

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